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6 May, 2016

Q Guild to ‘name and shame’

The Q Guild has threatened to ‘name and shame’ butchers using its logo fraudulently. 

Industry levy board AHDB Pork has announced an agreement on the 12 offal conditions to be monitored at abattoir-level under the new Collection and Communication of Inspection Results (CCIR) programme. 

Entries are now being accepted for this year’s SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Products Awards. 

Spar UK has launched two new ready-to-cook chicken evening meals. 

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Dalziel Ingredients, suppliers of seasoning blends, cures and functional ingredients into the butchery sector, has been recognised with a Crossed Grain symbol by Coeliac UK for its gluten-free products. 

Industry levy board AHDB Pork is inviting pig producers and members of the industry to attend a series of regional forums to discuss concerns within the trade. 

Flavoured pork crackling specialists The Snaffling Pig Co were crowned the winners of the Dragon’s Pantry pitch competition at this year’s Farm Shop & Deli Show, which took place at Birmingham’s NEC from 18-20 April. 

Our sister title Food Manufacture held a panel discussion on campylobacter during Foodex about the scale of the issue. 

The National Pig Association (NPA) is to launch an antibiotic stewardship programme to help achieve minimum use of antibiotics. 

Two butchers’ shops, run by Stuart Stables in south Lincolnshire, have been welcomed into the national Butchers Q Guild.
 

The National Beef Association (NBA) is to showcase all the different cuts available from a cow, in an effort to alter shopping habits. 

Despite announcing his retirement from AHDB last month, Keith Fisher is to pass on his industry knowledge to the next generation. 

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Finnish meat processor HKScan has posted a drop in operating income for the first quarter of 2016 as price competition, coupled with a pork surplus in Scandinavia, caused a dip in performance.

Russian meat imports will fall as demand for foreign meat drops and companies cut back on how much they buy abroad, according to the Russian Institute for Agricultural Market Studies (IKAR). 

EU farming body Copa-Cogeca has called on the EC to exercise caution in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal, after a study revealed European beef producers could see incomes fall.

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